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					Xinyu (Jason) CAO


                                            Xinyu (Jason) CAO

                     295F HHH Center, 301 19th Ave. S.              Office: 612-625-5671
                     Minneapolis, MN, 55455                         Email: cao@umn.edu


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006
M.S. Statistics, University of California, Davis, 2005
M.E. Management Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 2001
B.E. Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, 1998

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Planning Program at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs,
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007-present
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2007-present
Affiliate Faculty, Certificate in Transportation Studies, Center for Transportation Studies, University of
Minnesota, 2008-present
Associate Research Fellow, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University,
2006-2007
Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and
Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, 2001-2006
Course Instructor, School of Continuing Education, Tsinghua University; Beijing City University; Beijing
Oriental University, 1999-2000

AWARDS AND HONORS

Wootan Award for Outstanding Ph. D. Dissertation in Policy and Planning, Council of University
Transportation Centers, 2006
Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Friends of ITS-Davis, 2006
Dissertation Fellowship, University of California Transportation Center, 2005

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Referee
Transportation Research Record, 2005-present
Transportation Research A, 2009
Transportation, 2008-2009
Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 2008-2009
Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2009
12th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research, 2009



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Journal of Land Use and Transportation, 2008
Journal of Transport Geography, 2006-2008
Grant review for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008
Grant review for Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC), 2008
Grant review for Region 2 UTRC's Research and Advanced Technology Initiatives, 2008
Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2008
Journal of the American Planning Association, 2008
Transport Reviews, 2008
Transport Policy, 2008
Journal of Urbanism, 2008
Environmental Science & Technology, 2008
State and Local Government Review, 2008
Joint Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Association of
European Schools of Planning (AESOP), Chicago, 2008
The 11th IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Conference, Beijing, 2008
Statistical Methods and Applications Journal of the Italian Statistical Society, 2007
Journal of Land Use and Transportation, 2007
The 11th World Conference on Transportation Research, 2007
The 9th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2006
Professional Committee Membership
Travel Behavior and Values, Transportation Research Board, 2008-2011
Telecommunications and Travel Behavior, Transportation Research Board, 2009-2012
International Convener
Frontiers in Transportation - Social and Spatial Interactions, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND GRANTS

1. Effects of telecommuting on congestion mitigation, 2009-2011, (Principle Investigator: Jason Cao;
   Investigator, Frank Douma, Adeel Lari), sponsored by Mn/DOT through Urban Partnership
   Agreement.
2. Value-added: impacts of the proximity to transitway stations on commercial properties, 2009-2010,
   (Principle Investigator: Jason Cao; Investigator: Yingling Fan), sponsored by Mn/DOT, Met Council,
   Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, and Anoka Counties, University Metropolitan Consortium,
   and Center for Transportation Studies.
3. Impact of Twin Cities transitways on regional labor market accessibility: A transportation equity
   perspective, 2008-2010, (Principle Investigator: Yingling Fan; Investigator: David Levinson and
   Jason Cao), sponsored by Mn/DOT, Met Council, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, and
   Anoka Counties, and University Metropolitan Consortium.




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4. Substitution between e-shopping and travel: Evidence from the Twin Cities, 2008-2009, (Principle
   Investigator: Jason Cao; Investigator, Frank Douma), sponsored by ITS Institute (RITA).
5. Understanding transportation impacts of transitways: Demographic and behavioral differences
   between transitway riders and other transit riders, 2008-2009, (Principle Investigator: Jason Cao),
   sponsored by Mn/DOT, Met Council, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, and Anoka Counties,
   and University Metropolitan Consortium.
6. Residential choice and transit choice of apartment dwellers in small urban areas, 2006-2007,
   (Principle Investigator: Jason Cao; Investigator, Jill Hough), sponsored by the Federal Transit
   Administration.
7. Realized and unmet travel demand of rural and small-urban elderly women in North Dakota,
   2006-2007, (Principle Investigator: Jill Hough; Investigator, Jason Cao), sponsored by the Federal
   Transit Administration.
8. Time-space structure of Chinese urban residents, 2006
9. The relationship between the built environment and physical activity, 2005-2007
10. Modeling the adoption of tele-shopping, 2004-2005
11. Study of residential location decision-making as it relates to air quality and transportation, 2003-2005
12. Alternative-fuel vehicle scenario analysis, 2002-2004
13. Modeling individuals’ consideration of responses to congestion, 2001-2003

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Papers
1. Cao, X. (forthcoming). Exploring causal effects of neighborhood type on walking behavior using
   stratification on the propensity score. Environment and Planning A.
2. Cao, X. (2009). E-shopping, spatial attributes, and personal travel: A review of empirical studies.
   Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
3. Cao, X. (2009). Disentangling the influence of neighborhood type and self-selection on driving
   behavior: An application of sample selection model. Transportation, 36 (2), 207-222.
4. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2009). Examining the impacts of residential
   self-selection on travel behavior: A focus on empirical findings. Transport Reviews, 29 (3), 359-395.
5. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2009). The relationship between the built environment
   and nonwork travel: A case study of Northern California. Transportation Research A, 43 (5),
   548-559.
6. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2009). No particular place to go: An empirical analysis
   of travel for the sake of travel. Environment and Behavior, 41 (2), 233-257.
7. Mokhtarian, P. L., Ory, D. T., and Cao, X. (2009). Shopping-related attitudes: A factor and cluster
   analysis of Northern California shoppers. Environment and Planning B, 36 (2), 204-228.
8. Cao, X. (2008). Is alternative development undersupplied? An examination of residential preferences
   and choices of Northern California movers. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the
   Transportation Research Board, 2077, 97-105.
9. Cao, X. and Hough, J. (2008). Hedonic value of transit accessibility: An empirical analysis in a small
   urban area. Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 47 (3), 171-183.



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10. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2008). Differentiating the influence of accessibility,
    attitudes, and demographics on stop participation and frequency during the evening commute.
    Environment and Planning B, 35 (3), 431-442.
11. Handy, S. L., Cao, X., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2008). The causal influence of neighborhood design on
    physical activity within the neighborhood: Evidence from Northern California. American Journal of
    Health Promotion, 22 (5), 350-358.
12. Handy, S. L., Cao, X., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2008). Neighborhood design and children’s outdoor
    play: Evidence from Northern California. Children, Youth and Environments, 18 (2), 160-179.
13. Hough, J., Cao, X., and Handy, S. (2008). Exploring travel behavior of elderly women in rural and
    small urban North Dakota: An ecological modeling approach. Transportation Research Record:
    Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2082, 125-131.
14. Mokhtarian, P. L. and Cao, X. (2008). Examining the impacts of residential self-selection on travel
    behavior: A focus on methodologies. Transportation Research B, 42 (3), 204-228.
15. Cao, X. and Chai, Y. (2007). Gender-role based differences in time allocation: A case study of
    Shenzhen, China. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board,
    2014, 58-66.
16. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2007). Do changes in neighborhood characteristics lead
    to changes in travel behavior? A structural equations modeling approach. Transportation, 34 (5),
    535-556.
17. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2007). Cross-sectional and quasi-panel explorations of
    the connection between the built environment and auto ownership. Environment and Planning A, 39
    (4), 830-847.
18. Cao, X., Handy, S. L., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2006). The influences of the built environment and
    residential self-selection on pedestrian behavior: Evidence from Austin, TX. Transportation, 33 (1),
    1-20.
19. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2006). Neighborhood design and vehicle type choice:
    Evidence from Northern California. Transportation Research D, 11 (2), 133-145.
20. Handy, S. L., Cao, X., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2006). Self-selection in the relationship between built
    environment and walking: Evidence from Northern California. Journal of the American Planning
    Association, 72 (1), 55-74.
21. Goddard, T. B., Handy, S. L., Cao, X., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2006). Voyage of the S.S. Minivan:
    Women’s travel behavior in traditional and suburban neighborhoods. Transportation Research
    Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1956, 141-148.
22. Cao, X. and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2005). How do individuals adapt their personal travel? Objective and
    subjective influences on the consideration of travel-related strategies for San Francisco Bay Area
    commuters. Transport Policy, 12 (4), 291-302.
23. Cao, X. and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2005). How do individuals adapt their personal travel? A conceptual
    exploration of consideration of travel-related strategies. Transport Policy, 12 (3), 199-206.
24. Handy, S. L., Cao, X., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2005). Correlation or causality between the built
    environment and travel behavior? Evidence from Northern California. Transportation Research D, 10
    (6), 427-444.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters




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25. Cao, X., Handy, S. L., and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2008). Neighborhood design as a strategy for
    improving air quality: Evidence from Northern California. pp. 1-13 In Transportation Land Use,
    Planning, and Air Quality, eds. Pulugurtha, S., R. O’Loughlin, and S. Hallmark. Reston, VA: ASCE.
Short Essays
26. Cao, X. and Zhu, H. (2002). Application of privileges in addressing late construction payment.
    Construction Enterprise Management, 2, 18-19. (In Chinese)
27. Cao, X., Zhou, S., and Zhu, H. (2001). Liability of default in bidding and tendering conspiracy.
    Architecture, 6, 11-13. (In Chinese)
28. Cao, X., Zhu, H., and Zhang, W. (2001). Equity of liability in construction quality. Construction
    Economy, 4, 6-10. (In Chinese)
29. Cao, X. and Zhu, H. (2001). Amendment suggestion to agreement in construction contract.
    Architecture, 2, 14-16. (In Chinese)
30. Zhu, H. and Cao, X. (2001). Legal consideration of liability in construction quality. Architecture, 4,
    4-5. (In Chinese)
31. Cao, X. and Zhu, H. (2000). Query and remedy in bidding and tendering activities. Construction
    Economy, 5, 9-11. (In Chinese)
Research Reports
32. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2008). Examining the Impacts of Residential
    Self-selection on Travel Behavior: Methodologies and Empirical Findings. Research Report CTS
    08-24, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, October.
33. Cao, X. and Hough, J. (2007). Hedonic Value of Transit Accessibility: An Empirical Analysis in a
    Small Urban Area. Research Report DP-191, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North
    Dakota State University.
34. Cao, X. and Chai, Y. (2007). Gender-role based differences in time allocation: A case study of
    Shenzhen, China. Research Report DP-190, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North
    Dakota State University.
35. Cao, X., Mokhtarian, P. L., and Handy, S. L. (2007). Neighborhood design and aging: An empirical
    analysis in Northern California. Research Report DP-189, Upper Great Plains Transportation
    Institute, North Dakota State University.
36. Cao, X. (2006). The Causal Relationship between the Built Environment and Personal Travel
    Choice: Evidence from Northern California. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California Davis.
37. Cao, X. and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2005). The Intended and Actual Adoption of Online Purchasing: A
    Brief Review of Recent Literature. Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-05-07, Institute of Transportation
    Studies, University of California, Davis, June.
38. Handy, S., Mokhtarian, P., Buehler, T., and Cao, X. (2004). Residential Location Choice and Travel
    Behavior: Implications for Air Quality. Research Report, UC Davis – Caltrans Air Quality Project,
    University of California, Davis, June.
39. Cao, X. and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2004). The Future Demand of Alternative Fuel Passenger Vehicles: A
    Diffusion of Innovation Approach. Research Report, UC Davis – Caltrans Air Quality Project,
    University of California, Davis, July.
40. Cao, X. and Mokhtarian, P. L. (2003). Modeling the Individual Consideration of Travel-related
    Strategies. Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-03-03, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of
    California, Davis, May.


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PRESENTATIONS

By Myself
1. The influences of the built environment on reducing auto dependence and increasing active travel.
   Citizen’s Forum, Roseville, MN. April 24, 2009.
2. Understanding transportation impacts of transitways: Demographic and behavioral differences
   between Hiawatha light rail riders and other transit riders. Presented at Metro Transit, Minneapolis.
   March 24, 2009.
3. The influence of the built environment and residential self-selection on travel behavior: Evidence
   from Northern California. Presented at the seminar of Center for Transportation Studies, University of
   Minnesota. February 3, 2009.
4. Exploring causal effects of neighborhood design on travel behavior using stratification on the
   propensity score. Poster presented at the 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
   Washington DC. January 11-14, 2009.
5. Is alternative development undersupplied? An examination of residential preferences and choices of
   Northern California movers. Presented at the ACSP and AESOP annual conference, Chicago IL. July
   6-11, 2008.
6. Self-selection in the relationship between the built environment and walking. Presented at the 19th
   Annual CTS Transportation Research conference, St. Paul, MN. May 20-21, 2008.
7. Urbanization in China and the associated challenges. Seminar for State & Local Policy Program,
   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. April 9, 2008.
8. Is alternative development undersupplied? An examination of residential preferences and choices of
   Northern California movers. Presented at the 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
   Washington DC. January 13-17, 2008.
9. Neighborhood design and the accessibility of the Elderly: An empirical analysis in Northern
   California. Presented at the 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC.
   January 13-17, 2008.
10. Gender-role based differences in time allocation: A case study of Shenzhen, China. Presented via
    videoconference at the international workshop on Frontiers in Transportation: Social Interactions.
    Amsterdam, Netherlands. October 14-16, 2007.
11. Differentiating the influence of accessibility, attitudes, and demographics on stop participation and
    frequency during the evening commute. Presented at the 2007 Access to Destination Conference,
    Minneapolis, MN. August 23-24, 2007.
12. Practical tips for journal-style scientific writing. Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North
    Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. April 13, 2007.
13. Smart growth as a strategy for reducing auto dependence. Invited presentation for Distinguished
    Speaker Series at the Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
    Cambridge, MA. March 16, 2007.
14. Residential and travel choices of elderly residents of Northern California. Presented at the 48th
    Transportation Research Forum, Boston, MA. March 15-17, 2007.
15. Smart growth as a strategy for reducing auto dependence. Presented at the School of Policy, Planning,
    and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. February 20, 2007.




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16. Smart growth as a strategy for reducing auto dependence. Presented at the Humphrey Institute of
    Public Affairs at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. February 5, 2007.
17. Land use as a strategy to reduce auto dependence. Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North
    Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. February 2, 2007.
18. Do changes in neighborhood characteristics lead to changes in travel behavior? A structural equations
    modeling approach. Presented at the 86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
    Washington DC. January 21-25, 2007.
19. Gender-role based differences in time allocation: A case study of Shenzhen, China. Presented at the
    86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January 21-25, 2007.
20. Examining the impacts of residential self-selection on travel behavior: Methodologies and empirical
    findings. Presented at the 86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC.
    January 21-25, 2007.
21. The impacts of the residential environment and residential self-selection on nonwork travel: Evidence
    from Northern California. Presented at the New Scholars Conference on Sustainable Transportation at
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. May 15-16, 2006.
22. Correlation or causality between the built environment and travel choice: Evidence from Northern
    California. Presented at the seminar in the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of
    California, Davis. April 7, 2006.
23. Neighborhood design and vehicle type choice: Evidence from Northern California. Poster presented
    at the University of California Transportation Center conference. Berkeley, CA. February 9-11, 2006.
24. The impacts of the built environment and residential self-selection on nonwork travel: A seemingly
    unrelated regression approach. Presented at the 85th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
    Washington DC. January 22-26, 2006.
25. How does the built environment influence vehicle type choice? Evidence from Northern California.
    Presented at the 85th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January
    22-26, 2006.
26. The relationship between auto ownership and residential self-selection: Evidence from Northern
    California. Invited presentation to the international workshop on Frontiers in Transportation: Social
    and Spatial Interactions. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2-6, 2005.
27. Causality or correlation between the built environment and pedestrian local shopping. Seminar in
    Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis. June 3, 2005.
28. The influences of urban form and residential self-selection on pedestrian behavior. Poster presented at
    the 84th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January 9-13, 2005.
29. How do individuals manage their personal travel? Objective and subjective influences on the
    consideration of travel-related strategies. Presented at the 83rd Transportation Research Board
    Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January 11-15, 2004.
By My Colleagues
30. Relative desired mobility of elderly women living in rural and small urban locations in North Dakota.
    Presented at Impacts of Changing Demographics on Transportation Conference. October 27-28, 2008,
    Washington, DC.
31. Exploring travel behavior of elderly women in rural and small urban North Dakota: An ecological
    modeling approach. Presented at the 87th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
    Washington DC. January 13-17, 2008.



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32. Neighborhood Design as a Strategy for Improving Air Quality: Evidence from Northern California.
    Presented at the Transportation Land Use, Planning, and Air Quality Conference, Orlando, FL, July
    9-11, 2007.
33. Do changes in neighborhood characteristics lead to changes in travel behavior? A structural equations
    modeling approach. Presented at the 11th World Conference on Transportation Research, Berkeley,
    CA, June 24-28, 2007
34. Cul-de-Sacs and Children’s Outdoor Play: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence. Poster presented at
    the Active Living Research Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2007.
35. Shopping-related attitudes: A factor and cluster analysis of Northern California shoppers. Paper
    presented at the Second International Specialist Meeting on ICT, Everyday Life and Urban Change:
    “ICT - mobilizing persons, places and spaces”, Bergen, the Netherlands, November 9-11, 2006.
36. Examining the impacts of residential self-selection on travel behavior: Methodologies and empirical
    findings. Presented at 11th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research. Kyoto, Japan.
    August 16-20, 2006.
37. Does Self-Selection Explain the Relationship Between the Built Environment and Physical Activity?
    Empirical Evidence from Northern California. Poster presented at the Active Living Research
    Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2005.
38. Voyage of the S.S. Minivan: Women’s travel behavior in traditional and suburban neighborhoods
    Presented at the 85th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January
    22-26, 2006.
39. The link between the built environment and travel behavior: Correlation or Causation? Presented at
    the 84th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington DC. January 9-13, 2005.

TEACHING

Courses
PA5031: Empirical Analysis, Fall 2007-2008
PA 8202: Networks and Places, Spring 2007-2008




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